Researchers who study programs designed to encourage summer reading say those that provide access to free books, allow students to choose what they want to read, and make reading fun are the most successful.
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June 15, 2016
May 31, 2016
A program that's been helping members of the military connect with their children during deployments for nearly 30 years is now focusing on making sure these kids don't lose STEM skills during the summer.
May 20, 2016
The executive director of the National Association for Year-Round Education says taking several short breaks throughout the school year would decrease the learning loss that occurs over the long summer break in the traditional school calendar.
May 02, 2016
A nonprofit in Orlando, Fla., hopes to prevent kids from losing a step in STEM fields over the summer through day camps related to science, technology, engineering, and math.
March 23, 2016
A nonprofit has surveyed hundreds of middle school students and their parents at five Boston-area schools to determine their interest in summer programs and what keeps them from participating.
February 08, 2016
Some case studies conducted in California last year are suggesting that low-income students are best served by summer programs that focus on making learning fun rather than remediation.
June 05, 2015
The YMCA and BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life) are set to double the size of a summer program that's been shown to increase reading and math skills by 2.4 to 3.5 months for the most underperforming students.
May 29, 2015
Amid mounting criticism, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio reversed himself and agreed to continue funding summer programs for as many as 44,000 low-income middle school students.
May 15, 2015
Less than two months after awarding grants for middle school summer programs, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio rescinded the funding, leaving as many as 40,000 students scrambling to find another spot.
May 14, 2015
Summer reading loss was not only stopped, but turned around among low-income students in a two-year study of a program developed by Reading is Fundamental that gave away hundreds of thousands of books.